"I believe the most valuable things in life are people and time you spend with them." — Kyra Clarke from Threaded Magazine spoke at CreativeMornings in May, on the topic of Freedom.
Watch the talk at http://creativemornings.com/talks/threaded-magazine/1
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Get into dat Heritage groove with this month’s playlist, curated by resident CreativeMornings DJ Jim Quindlen.
Playlist and highlights at http://creativemornings.com/blog/playlist-heritage.
Registrations go live for CreativeMornings with The Alexanders in just under half an hour, at 11am! Excite!
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Morning People: The Alexanders
July’s CreativeMornings talk is just over a week away from happening, so we thought we should take a moment to get the scoop on two of our three speakers. Meet Kate (of Places & Graces) and Grant (of Studio Alexander)!
Who are you?
- Kate: I’m a mum, partner, friend, creative.
- Grant: A person who loves the Bodoni regular lowercase g.
What gets you up in the morning?
- Kate: People get me up in the morning. The possibility of who I might meet, the conversations that might occur and the reaction to my projects I might encounter.
- Grant: The idea of getting my hands on a Bodoni regular lowercase g.
Explain what you do in Five words or less.
What’s a surprising fact about you?
- Kate: I make things looks pretty.
- Grant: Manipulate the Bodoni lowercase g.
What is your favourite thing about Auckland?
- Kate: I bite my fingernails. I had a ratstail haircut in the 80’s. My favourite song is ‘girls just want to have fun’. If I could come back in a second life inside a tv show I would choose Madmen.
- Grant: I think the Bodoni regular lowercase g is a meal in itself.
Best breakfast you’ve ever had?
- Kate: The water. I definitely would suffocate if I had to live inland. I love Auckland for its vistas of water and islands. It feels like there are no edges.
- Grant: Unlike Newmarket there isn’t one retailer in Ponsonby that has transgressed with the Bodoni regular lowercase g.
- Kate: Nothing beats cold pudding for breakfast… Apple crumble or Christmas pudding, especially if there is leftover custard too. (I have a sweet tooth)
- Grant: Bodoni and beans with a regular coffee.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
- Kate: Choose what you want to do in life, then who you are going to take with you. Unfortunately I am not good at listening to advice.
- Grant: There are only three typefaces in the world that matter and Bodoni is one of them.
Who would you love to hear speak(Anyone from any point in time)?
- Kate: The oldies - Joan Miro, or anyone from the Bauhaus. The newbies - stylist Sibella Court, Artist Kirra Jamison, blogger Alana Broadhead.
- Grant: David Byrne on why Bodoni regular is the only typeface you should use with Powerpoint.
- Kate: I can turn even the ugliest room into a thing of beauty.
- Grant: The power to persuade every client that Bodoni regular is the right typeface for their work
How can our heritage define us?
- Kate: I think heritage comes into play as we get older. When you wonder ‘how did I get here’, then you realise part of your journey was pre-determined by who and what came before. Creatively it can give a starting point, family history is inspiring. And it can provide a goal. Now that I have children, heritage for me is also about what do I want to teach my children, how would I like them to remember me. How will I be described to my great great grandchildren… Hopefully, as that ‘slightly crazy maverick creative lady’!
- Grant: By acknowledging genius in all its forms. e.g. Giambattista Bodoni got there before us.
Kate, Grant and Elliot Alexander will be speaking speaking at CreativeMornings on Friday 25 July, hosted by AUT. Full details here.
Tickets go live Monday 21 July at 11am. Sign up to our newsletter to get a reminder email on Monday morning.
"People will get on board with a good idea."
— Celery Productions.
Catch up with the video at http://creativemornings.com/talks/celery-productions/1
CreativeMornings HQ have rounded up ten books on July’s theme of Heritage, as sourced from the CM community.
Check it out and get your read on here →